Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe


Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe

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While traveling across the Punjab one comes across the one of the most delicious yet simple snack. . . The pakoda.

Pakodas can be made from nearly any vegetable be it spinach, onions, cauliflower, potatoes and even chilies by dipping them in a seasoned batter of besan and then deep-frying.

Pakodas taste best when eaten piping hot. Paneer makes great pakodas that melt in your mouth. Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to this wonderful snack that is sure to leave you, your family and guests licking their fingertips.

A perfect choice for a High Tea Party . Serve along with crunchies like Herbed Sticks , Jowar Til Nimki , Soya and Til Crispies or Baked Chaklis .

Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe recipe - How to make Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Dry Powder
1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste

For The Batter
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 pinches of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp hot oil
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste

For Serving
green chutney
tomato ketchup

Method
For the batter

    For the batter
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the paneer and the prepared dry masala powder in a deep bowl and toss gently.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip each masala paneer cubes in the batter, a few at a time and deep-fry on a medium flame till golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  3. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy345 cal
Protein15.8 g
Carbohydrates28.9 g
Fiber6.3 g
Fat18.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium30.9 mg
Paneer Pakoda Video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 08 Nov 18 11:42 AM
5

excellent receipe Tarla mam..the taste of paneer pakoda was amazing...
Tarla Dalal
10 Nov 18 08:50 AM
   Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try making more and more recipes in your home kitchen and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 08 Aug 17 04:57 PM
5

Thankyou so much for quick response... Wat do u suggest for tiffin snacks, tht will remain as it is for 3 hrs & same for lunch..?? My daughter is tired of upma, poha, thepla, paratha & tindli, bhindi, rajma, etc
Tarla Dalal
08 Aug 17 05:10 PM
   Hi, We have an excellent book on tiffin treats and also below are the recipe link https://www.tarladalal.com/RecipeSearch.aspx?rec=1&term=tiffin treats
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 08 Aug 17 09:14 AM
5

Want to know whether this pakora will stay crispy for 2-3 hrs, for my daughter''s bfast time in school? If not, thn wat shall i add
Tarla Dalal
08 Aug 17 02:58 PM
   Hi, These need to be served immediately as mentioned in the recipe, they will turn soft and soggy after some time.
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 08 Aug 17 09:12 AM
5

Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 05 Jul 17 05:50 PM
5

Thank you very much, your Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Recipe was very tasty. Your recipe is very easy to follow. Certainly I will share this relationship with my relatives. My family will enjoy it Thanks
Tarla Dalal
06 Jul 17 08:46 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 05 Jul 17 06:50 AM
5

Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 03 Mar 17 06:19 PM
5

lovely recipe how long to marinate panner thank u
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 04 Jan 17 01:53 PM
5

I tried this recipe just now & it came awesome. Since I left with little paneer I added one potato in similar manner to paneer & made punjabi paneer & aloo pakora . I am a huge fan of u & keep on trying ur receipes. Thank u.
Tarla Dalal
04 Jan 17 02:10 PM
   Hi Kavita, great to hear from you. Please keep posting your comments of the Tarla Dalal recipes you have tried and loved. It will help others choose recipes to try based on your experience. Happy cooking.
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 23 Dec 16 01:36 PM
5

Your recipe is very simple. I prepaired it for my daughter.she likes this paneer pakora very much. Now she wants that Iwill prepare crunchy potato chips for her.I do not know the recipe so please help
Tarla Dalal
23 Dec 16 03:27 PM
   Hi, We are very happy that you liked the recipe. you can try these below recipes http://www.tarladalal.com/Spicy-Creamy-French-Fries-40943r http://www.tarladalal.com/Masala-French-Fries-4094r
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
 on 18 Oct 16 05:25 PM
5

Recipe did not work out
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
19 Oct 16 09:37 AM
   Hi Anurag: Can you please tell us what went wrong in making this recipe as it has been tested many times and there is a video link below to show you how to follow it. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
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